No. 18 Kansas State Looks to Remain Unbeaten on Road Against Similarly Unbeaten Vanderbilt
A pair of unbeaten teams will throw down when the 18th-ranked Kansas State Wildcats hit the road to take on the Vanderbilt Commodores in what looks like an intriguing Week 3 matchup just waiting to happen. Now, let’s find out which one of these teams will suffer their first loss of the season when they square off live from Vanderbilt Stadium.
K-State Vs Vandy College Football Week 3 Odds & Pick
No. 18 Kansas State Wildcats (2-0) at Vanderbilt Commodores (2-0)
When: Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 7:30 PM ET
Where: Vanderbilt Stadium
The Line: Vanderbilt Commodores +4.5
Why Bet the Kansas State Wildcats Odds at -4.5
No. 18 Kansas State put 55 points on the board in their 55-19 season opening win over Central Arkansas and put an identical 55 points on the board in their 55-7 Week 2 win over Charlotte. Quarterback Jesse Ertz completed 16 of 21 passes for 178 yards while rushing for 76 yards and one touchdown on 13 carries.
Running back Alex Barnes rushed for a team-high 99 yards and one touchdown on 16 carries and the Wildcats scored five rushing touchdowns in the win. Defensive back Kendall Adams recorded a pick-six and a fumble recovery for a TD in the win and the Wildcats limited Charlotte to just 168 yards of total offense and 10 first downs in the win.
Why Bet the Vanderbilt Commodores Odds at +4.5
Vanderbilt beat Middle Tennessee 28-6 in their regular season opener and jumped all over Alabama A&M in their 42-0 Week 2 shutout as quarterback Kyle Shurmur completed 15 of 18 passes for 202 yards and four touchdowns while adding another rushing score in the win.
Running back Jamauri Wakefield rushed for a team-high 64 yards on 15 carries, while Ralph Webb rushed for 54 yards and one touchdown on 3 carries. Defensively, the Commodores intercepted a pair of passes and limited Alabama A&M to just 103 yards of offense and 2-for-14 success on third downs.
Expert Analysis and Prediction
While Vanderbilt is off to a 2-0 start, I like Kansas State to get the win and ATS cover in this Week 3 matchup. Kansas State has gone 4-0 ATS in their last four games overall and 24-11-1 ATS in their last 37 games against a team with a winning record while Vanderbilt is just 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following a win.
The Wildcats are also 4-1 ATS in their last five non-conference games and 19-7-1 ATS in their last 27 road games against a team with a winning home record while Vanderbilt has gone 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following a straight up win and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games against a team with a winning road record. This one should be a thriller, but I like No. 18 K-State to get it done on the road.
Pick: Kansas State -4.5